After working in the United Kingdom for a number of charitable organisations advocating for community and societal change, Steph returned to New Zealand to study law in 2007.
Steph graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington in 2012. Steph has assisted clients with criminal law and family law matters and has advocated for law reform to provide more robust legislation prohibiting human trafficking and labour exploitation in New Zealand.
Steph has worked in Treaty claims since 2015. She has assisted clients with their Marine and Coastal Area Act applications. Presently she represents claimants in the Te Paparahi o Te Raki Inquiry, the Taihape Rangitikei ki Rangipo Inquiry, the Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry, the Maori Military Veterans and the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiries, and various Urgent Inquiries of the Waitangi Tribunal.
She also assists clients with their Maori land law issues.